veterinarian

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Latin veterīnārius (cattle doctor) +‎ -an, from veterīnae (beasts of burden, draught-), probably from vehō (to convey, draw), or from vetus (old).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌvɛʔ.n̩.ˈɛɹ.i.jən/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vet‧er‧i‧nar‧i‧an

Noun[edit]

veterinarian (plural veterinarians)

  1. (now US) A medical doctor who treats animals.

Usage notes[edit]

In many jurisdictions, the use of the name veterinarian is restricted by law to persons with specific degrees or licenses.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

veterinarian (not comparable)

  1. veterinary

See also[edit]